Zack Snyder Universe: Zack Snyder’s Rebel Moon and Army of the Dead share an unexpected connection in a shared universe, as revealed by the filmmaker himself. In an interview with Total Film, Snyder explained the link between these two distinct movies.
“Army of the Dead has a pretty vast mythology that never made it into the movie,” he disclosed. “There’s actually a character from Rebel Moon in the Army of the Dead animated series that we never did.”
The unproduced Army of the Dead TV series, originally approved by Netflix in 2020, was intended as a prequel to Snyder’s Zombie film. Titled “Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas,” it was supposed to follow the release of the original film and its spin-off, “Army of Thieves.” Unfortunately, the series was never realized, and the crossover never occurred. However, it would have involved characters traversing to an entirely different dimension.
“At one point in the show, they go through a portal into another dimension, and there are characters in that other dimension that they come across,” Snyder explained. ” Rebel Moon, they’re in this bar, and one of the aliens is one of the characters from the animatic. So, it’s definitely a shared universe.”
While Rebel Moon leans more towards a sci-fi space adventure, it’s worth noting that Army of the Dead also incorporates some sci-fi elements. Some of the zombies in the latter were not your typical undeadSnyder hinted at the presence of robotic zombies.
“Without giving away too much… If you pay close attention, there’s a number of zombies that are clearly not zombies,” he mentioned during a Q&A in 2021. “You see normal zombies, and then you see some robot zombies. Are they monitors that the government has placed among the zombies to observe them? Are they technology from another world? What’s happening there?”
Snyder’s Army of the Dead has generated mixed reviews, with IGN’s review awarding it a score of 6/10. While it was praised for its unique twists on zombie lore, the film was criticized for its forgettable characters and self-importance, ultimately devolving into a standard zombie shoot ’em up.
The unexpected connection between Rebel Moon and Army of the Dead offers an intriguing glimpse into Snyder’s world-building efforts across these two distinct films.
Our Reader’s Queries
What is the Snyder universe?
The SnyderVerse is a unique take on the America media franchise and shared universe known as the (DCEU). It focuses on a series of superhero films produced by Warner Bros. Pictures, featuring characters from DC Comics.
Is Zack Snyder part of DCEU?
The “SnyderVerse” kicked off in 2013 with Man of Steel, followed by Zack Snyder directing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League. Many of the characters he brought to life continued their stories in what fans came to call the DCEU.
Why is Zack Snyder not in DC?
Zack Snyder has no desire to direct another DC movie. Instead, he is determined to concentrate on developing his own original intellectual property. Having directed three movies for the DCEU and played a significant role in casting many of the universe’s key characters, Snyder is now focused on creating original intellectual property that is both impactful and stylish.
What is the Snyder’s plan for the DCEU?
Zack Snyder’s initial DCEU vision included a natural conclusion and fresh start, giving actors the chance to explore new projects and DC to revamp classic roles. Snyder’s envisioned trilogy of The Flash films would have introduced the DCEU’s primary antagonist, Eobard Thawne, and Flashpoint would have effectively restarted the entire universe.